Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Vice Chair, Education
Kate Perkins, MD, PhD is Vice Chair for Education within the Department of Pediatrics and also serves as Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, bringing her passion for partnership with residents and over twenty years of experience in graduate medical education to the role. Kate did her residency in Pediatrics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after having completed both Medical School and PhD training in Genetics at the University of Minnesota. She has been recognized over the years with numerous teaching awards at both the undergraduate and graduate medical education levels, including the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Pediatric Residency Golden Apple Teaching Award, the Award for Excellence In Education from the UCLA School of Medicine, and the UCLA Teaching Humanism Award. Kate's scholarly interests lie in the area of Medical Education, including curriculum design and development, resident evaluation, faculty development and resident well-being.
Associate Vice Chair, Education
Deborah Lehman, MD, is Associate Vice Chair for Education within the Department of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University and MD from UCLA. She completed her pediatric residency at CHLA and pediatric infectious diseases training at UCSF. As the Associate Vice Chair for Education, she oversees the pediatric clerkship for third-year medical students, and pediatric electives for fourth year students. She serves as an Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at the David Geffen School of Medicine in their longitudinal advising program leading a society of 180 students. She is the recipient of several teaching awards and has created a popular pediatric infectious diseases curriculum for rotating medical students and residents. She recently completed a month long faculty development course at Stanford University, training her to be a facilitator for the 14 hour clinical teaching course. Her special interests include congenital infections and medical education. She is on the editorial board of NEJM Journal Watch Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine and a senior deputy editor of NEJM Knowledge Plus, an online adaptive learning program
Program Director, UCLA
Alan Chin, M.D. is Program Director for the UCLA Pediatric Residency Program. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Los Angeles and then medical school at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. He did his pediatric residency at UCLA and joined the faculty as a hospitalist attending for the residents at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, one of our training sites for the UCLA Pediatric Residency Program. He then transitioned to become a faculty hospitalist attending at UCLA at the beginning of 2014. His main interests are in medical education, inpatient pediatric care, and electronic medical records. He is actively involved in both the mentorship and education of medical students and residents. Alan is passionate about maintaining a high level educational experience for UCLA medical students and pediatric residents.
Associate Program Director, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Arthur Cho, MD is Associate Program Director for the UCLA Pediatric Residency Training Program and the Academic Director at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He also serves as the Medical Director of the Cedars-Sinai Pediatric Inpatient Ward. Dr. Cho completed medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and his Chief Residency at UCLA.
His particular interests are in medical education and pediatric acute care and hospitalist medicine. In addition to his responsibilities at Cedars-Sinai, Dr. Cho also serves as the Medical Director of the Cedars-Sinai's COACH program (Community Outreach Assistance for Children's Health), a mobile health clinical program that brings ambulatory care services to underserved communities in Los Angeles County. He is the recipient of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Pediatric Residency Golden Apple Teaching Award.
Resident Advisor, UCLA
Audrey Kamzan, MD completed her undergraduate studies at UCLA and received her medical degree at Weill Cornell Medical College School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital. She is on the UCLA faculty as a pediatric hospitalist, with particular interest in the areas of inpatient documentation improvement, Kawasaki disease, and the Pediatric Early Warning Score. She is passionate about resident and medical student education, and helps to coordinate and teach the evidence-based medicine education program, the quality improvement elective, and the pediatric hospitalist elective. She is also interested in simulation education. She particularly enjoys being a member of the Medical Education team, serving as an advisor to residents and medical students.
Associate Program Director, UCLA
Cambria Garell, MD is Associate Program Director for the UCLA Pediatric Residency Program and directs the Public Health Ambulatory Basics and Beyond (PHABB) pathway. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley and medical school at the Keck School of Medicine at USC. She completed her pediatric residency and chief residency at UCLA and joined the faculty at UCLA in 2014. She has a passion for working with underserved populations and an interest in obesity treatment and prevention. She is a pediatrician for the UCLA Fit for a Healthy Weight program, a multidisciplinary obesity clinic which also provides telehealth services for underserved patients. She also attends in the pediatric continuity clinic at Venice Family Clinic.
Associate Program Director, Olive View Medical Center
Bahareh Gordon, MD is an Associate Program Director for the UCLA Pediatric Residency training program and Site Director at Olive View – UCLA Medical Center. She also serves as the Director of the Pediatric Inpatient Ward and the Pediatric Same Day/Urgent Care Clinic at Olive View. Dr. Gordon attended medical school at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and subsequently completed her residency at UCLA, where she also served as a Chief Resident.
Her particular interests are in medical education, specifically in assessment and feedback as well as helping residents develop their skills as teachers. Her clinical interest are in the care of the under served as well as comprehensive care of medically complex children with special health care needs. Dr. Gordon is a passionate advocate for trainees and enjoys her role as a mentor and adviser.
James Lee, MD is Associate Program Director for the UCLA Pediatric Residency Program. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley and then medical school at Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine. He did his pediatric residency at UCLA and joined the faculty as a hospitalist and outpatient attending for the residents and the UCLA Medical Home Program. His main interests are in the care of pediatric patients with special healthcare needs and medical education. He is actively involved in both the mentorship and preceptorship of medical students and residents. James is passionate about being an advocate for the residents at UCLA and is focused on ensuring that the program remains one of the best in the country.
Associate Program Director, UCLA
Jessica Lloyd, MD is Associate Program Director for the UCLA Pediatric Residency Program. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania and then medical school at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She did her pediatric residency at UCLA and chief residency at UCLA. She then completed pediatric critical care fellowship at UCLA in 2013. She joined the faculty as a pediatric intensivist as well as hospitalist. Her interests include teaching residents and medical students with hands-on patient care experiences, as well as through mock code programs. She is also passionate about community-based research, especially child abuse prevention. She has a specific focus on abusive head trauma prevention through education of high-risk youth in Los Angeles.
Andy Newcomer, MD is Associate Program Director for the UCLA Pediatric Residency Program and directs the program’s global health pathway. He completed his undergraduate studies at Columbia University and, after working for several years in film and television production, received his medical degree from Temple University. He completed his pediatric residency and chief residency at UCLA and joined the faculty as a hospitalist in 2015. Andy sees global health work as a natural extension of his interest in medical education and is focused on building and maintaining bilateral exchange with pediatric residency programs around the world. The ultimate goal of the pathway is to prepare UCLA residents to join a global community of pediatric care providers.